Research Papers/Topics in Applied Linguistics

Vocabulary Learning Strategies Employed By Kenyan Learners Of Chinese As A Foreign Language In Kenyan Universities

ABSTRACTThis study is a description and analysis of vocabulary learning strategies employed by Kenyan learners of Chinese as a foreign language. Vocabulary learning strategies are contextualized within the larger area of language learning strategies which are accounted for within the cognitive theory of learning that the study was based on. The objectives of the study were: to describe the type of vocabulary learning strategies employed by Kenyan CFL learners; to describe the frequency of VLS...

Performative Styles In Al- Wazir Junayd’s Poetry (Rhetorical Study)

ABSTRACTThis study examined the usage of performative sentences, mainly the imperative types inthe poetic collection of al-Wazir Junayd (d. 1417 AH), who is considered one of the mostprolific and talented West African Muslim writers and poets during the 20th C.E. He wasan authority in History, Linguistic, and Literature, and above all, a statesman, and acelebrated poet par excellence.The study sought to determine the degree of the usage of performative sentences in al-Wazir Junayd's anthology...

ANALYSIS OF ERRORS IN STUDENTS ESSAYS: THE CASE OF FORM TWO STUDENTS OF GHANA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TAMALE..

ABSTRACT This is a qualitative study that analyzed errors in the written essays of form two students of Ghana Senior High School in Tamale. The study sought to find out the types and causes of errors in the written essays of students in the Senior High Schools. The data used for the analysis of the errors comprised written essays of the students in form two. From this, a total of 2,128 errors were identified from two essay topics. seven error types were identified and they include conco...

THE USE OF ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION: A STUDY OF DAMBAI AND JASIKAN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION..

ABSTRACT This study sought to explore the significance, challenges as well as effects of English as a medium of instruction in Colleges of Education in Ghana. A mixed method design was used for the study. Questionnaires, in-class observation and interview schedules were employed to collect data, using purposive and simple random sampling. Findings revealed that the significance of studying English language include promoting the internationalization of universities, improving employabili...

THE EFFECTS OF USING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN THE MABANG SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL..

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of using English Language as a medium of instruction in the Mabang Senior High Technical School. The study was basically a crosssectional descriptive survey involving the quantitative and qualitative approach. Structured questionnaires, interviews and observation were used to gather the data and the results were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages. A total of 150 respondents were selected r...

INVESTIGATING THE CAUSES OF POOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION WRITING AMONG SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN DUNKWA-ONOFFIN MUNICIPAL AREA, CENTRAL REGION..

ABSTRACT The receptive skills involve listening and speaking while the productive skills deals with giving out information. The purpose of this study is to investigate the challenges confronting Senior High School students in composition writing and the causes of these challenges in Dunkwa-On-Offin Municipality. The study employed descriptive survey design.The design was deemed suitable for the study because of its strengths as it enabled the researcher to gather information n from the ...

REMEDIAL TEACHING IN ENGLISH READING COMPREHENSION: THE CASE OF STUDENTS OF PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION..

ABSTRACT The study investigated the impact of remedial lessons in English reading comprehension on students’ reading comprehension achievement among students of Presbyterian College of Education in Ghana. The study specifically sought to examine the specific reading comprehension problems of the students, the causes of the problems and the impact remedial lessons have on the English reading comprehension achievement of the students. To achieve the objectives of the study, mixed method...

MORPHOSYNTATIC ANALYSIS OF WHATSAPP MESSAGE AMONG PRAMPRAM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS (SHS) ..

ABSTRACT The study examined morphosyntatic structure of WhatsApp chats in Prampram Senior High School with concentration on selected classes and students in the school. The research was conducted qualitatively through questionnaire, WhatsApp chats and students’ compositions from class workbooks. The data collected were screenshots of students’ WhatsApp chats and exercises which were analyzed textually and thematically. The study was basically anchored on the structure of WhatsApp la...

ANALSING COMMON ERRORS IN THE USE OF ENGLISH ADJECTIVE CLAUSES: A CASE STUDY OF ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC BASIC SCHOOL NGLESHIE AMANFRO..

ABSTRACT This study examined errors made in the adjective clauses by the students of St Peter‟s Catholic Basic School Ngleshie Amanfro. To achieve this, essays from 132 final year pupils were analyzed for different types of adjective clause errors. Interviews were also conducted to solicit information on trainees and teachers‟ view regarding adjective clause errors among students. The results are classified into two main categories: error types and causes of errors. The common error...

ANALYSIS OF SPELLING ERRORS IN STUDENTS’ ESSAYS: A CASE STUDY OF LAMBOYA MODEL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN THE BAWKU WEST DISTRICT OF THE UPPER EAST REGION

ABSTRACT This study investigated spelling errors committed by students of Lamboya Junior High School in the Bawku West District, who are learning English language (L2) as a core subject. The study examined written essays of 84 students who were in form three (3) and preparing for their Basic Education Certificate Examination. And so, the test instrument for the study was their mock exam. The rationale for using the form 3 students and the mock exam was that the students might have maste...

A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL VARIATIONS AND PRONUNCIATION VARIATIONS AMONG NATIVE KOLANGɛ SPEAKERS..

ABSTRACT. This study is a sociolinguistic analysis of lexical and pronunciation variations among native speakers of Kolangɛ in the Seikwa Township located in the Bono-Ahafo region of Ghana. Kolangɛ exhibits important social variations which need to be described by linguists. The aim of the study was to examine the speech forms of the older generation and the younger generation and to establish any differences there may be. The study design was qualitative. The main instruments used we...

THE IMPACT OF MOTIVATION ON PUPILS PERFORMANCE IN THE LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE CASE OF ENYAN-MAIM CIRCUIT IN AJUMAKO- ENYAN–ESSIAM–DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to describe motivation and performance of all Junior High School pupils of Enyan-maim circuit in English Language and establish the relationship between them. The descriptive survey design was adopted to study, describe and interpret the relationship between motivation and performance. School performance test from the end of term examination and motivation test were used to gather data for the survey from accessible population of all Junior Hig...

A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL VARIATIONS AND PRONUNCIATION VARIATIONS AMONG NATIVE KOLANGɛ SPEAKERS.

ABSTRACT. This study is a sociolinguistic analysis of lexical and pronunciation variations among native speakers of Kolangɛ in the Seikwa Township located in the Bono-Ahafo region of Ghana. Kolangɛ exhibits important social variations which need to be described by linguists. The aim of the study was to examine the speech forms of the older generation and the younger generation and to establish any differences there may be. The study design was qualitative. The main instruments used we...

THE IMPACT OF MOTIVATION ON PUPILS PERFORMANCE IN THE LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE CASE OF ENYAN-MAIM CIRCUIT IN AJUMAKO- ENYAN–ESSIAM–DISTRICT.

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to describe motivation and performance of all Junior High School pupils of Enyan-maim circuit in English Language and establish the relationship between them. The descriptive survey design was adopted to study, describe and interpret the relationship between motivation and performance. School performance test from the end of term examination and motivation test were used to gather data for the survey from accessible population of all Junior Hig...

HELPING FORM TWO STUDENTS OF SHIA SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL TO OVERCOME THEIR CONCORD PROBLEM: A CASE STUDY

ABSTRACT This write up highlights the investigation of the problems the Shia Senior High Technical School students at Ho in the Volta Region encounter in the use of English grammatical concord. The purpose of the study was to identify concord problems. It had been noticed that the F2 C students of this school have a peculiar problem with the use of the English Language due to the challenges they have with the concord, or the grammar of the language. To find the root of these causes, stu...


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